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Obverse of 1893-CC Double Eagle     Reverse of 1893-CC Double Eagle

  
1893-CC DOUBLE EAGLE
OR $20 GOLD

PCGS No: 9023

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 18,402
Proofs: 0

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 34 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 516 grains (33.4 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "CC" (for Carson City, Nevada) below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp and Coin
From Superior Stamp & Coin's "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, February 2000

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 14 MS-63's.

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Stack's - Henry S. Lang collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 663, illustrated, sold for $16,150.00

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7520, illustrated, sold for $4,830.00

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2581 at $3,910.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 348, not illustrated, sold for $1,552.00

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2582 at $603.75

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service